What I Watched Last Night: Lip Sync Battle

Y’all, Lip Sync Battle is my jam. A bunch of gorgeous and talented celebrities go out and have an absolute blast pretending to sing and putting on amazing performances, and it’s probably the most fun half hour on TV right now.  Read More What I Watched Last Night: Lip Sync Battle

(Not So) Accidental Racist

Country singer Brad Paisley has co-written a song, “Accidental Racist” about the reaction he gets when wearing a Confederate flag. My reaction when I heard it: What exactly is accidental about it? Read More (Not So) Accidental Racist

Sorting the Stars: Ice Cube, Ice T & LL Cool J

Was that Ice T or Ice Cube? Which one plays on “Law and Order?” Didn’t he do “Mama Said Knock You Out?”

These are questions, in no particular order, that I ask Mr. Sally J on a regular basis. He doesn’t understand how I can confuse three thoroughly different men, with different claims to fame, and who bear little physical resemblance to each other. I always counter back that at one point, he didn’t know that the numbers on football jerseys weren’t random. So there.  Read More Sorting the Stars: Ice Cube, Ice T & LL Cool J

1987 – The Year Music First Expressed My Love

Subtitle: The lyrical journey of a hormone-crazed 17 year old

When I was offered the opportunity to submit something to do with the summer I was 17, only the topic of music would do as it defined me at the time. Coincidentally, it happened to be the first summer I found myself penning odes in a letter that would accompany the “mix cassette” I would painstakingly create for the objects of my desire . So I decided to review some of my favorite sonnets, and to my awe there was a common carnal thread flowing subtly and insidiously through them. Here are five that eptiomized my perverted chivalric bent. Read More 1987 – The Year Music First Expressed My Love